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26th Jul 2016
Last Online
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luckybill

Member Stats
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Member No. 3822
Registered 26th Jul 2016
Last Online 27th Apr 2018
City Cypress Rd
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 5
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 6
Likes Given 8
5 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Empty Harbour
Petty Officer
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
20 points away from Chief Petty Officer!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 10
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 8
Received Likes 2 12
30 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
wood glue by luckybill Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Smiffy. I see it does say "Waterproof" on the bottle. I'll get some and test it. Bill

wood glue by luckybill Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I had used Cascamite glue for years and found it superb. I could not find it locally recently but will now try the internet. Incidentally, is the tite glue waterproof or just weatherproof? Thanks, Bill

LiPo Battery Monitor by luckybill Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for your help Dave. Excellent advice. Bill

LiPo Battery Monitor by luckybill Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks everybody. This has been both informative and essential for a newcomer (me); I shall be investing in this type of power system this year and it has been a great help. Regards, Bill.

Spraying/hand painting by luckybill Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
I was very pleased to see the texts re spraying, paints etc. I am fairly new to spraying my "Surfury" and it is taking some time. I certainly agree with all the statements on preparation, for me this divides into 2 categories. 1. Boat surface preparation. 2 Paint consistency/temperature/spraying. For 1 you cannot rush it, for as noted, gloss paint certainly shows up any imperfection so you must be dedicated to spend considerable time on this. But 2. Right or wrong, after sealing and undercoating (plus the rub down) I chose to use Humbrol enamels. There followed many weeks of spraying after getting the mix right, correcting my spraying technique, inevitable rub downs etc. I came to the conclusion that many thin coats were the norm and cleaning of the spray gun (Badger) after every use was mandatory! However, the best finish achieved was by spraying in a warm surrounding temperature. This was achieved in my garage with a small calor gas fire. I believe that this latter point is the most important of all. When the painting is complete I will post a few pictures. Thanks to everyone for their excellent, informative replies. Bill.